Hr & Administration Specialist
Workplace Assessment And Training
S.Adeel Ahmed
Hr Officer
+1 Other

I've offered a job in a company where HR department does not currently exists. They want me to build a proper HR department there.
I need your help and advise, kindly guide me how should i start?
What are the areas i should focus in start?
What sort of activity or work should i start there?
How could I start building / developing a department from scrath?
Looking forward to have your valuable inputs.
Thanks in advance.
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From Pakistan, Karachi
Hey Saan,
You can refer below link for that
You'll get a helpful file for your work
Do let me know, if you find any further assistance,

From India, Ahmadabad
Dear Adeel Ahmed, Try to expose yourself to the legal aspects gradually. This you may require in the long run.
From India, Bangalore
Depending on Country...but in the USA HR needs to have policies on:


Immigration Law Compliance


Employment Applications

New Employee Orientation

Introductory Period

Access to Personnel Files

Job Posting and Employee Referrals

Progressive Discipline

Problem Resolution

Outside Employment

Hiring of Relatives


Employment Termination

Return of Property

Outside Requests for Information

Employee Conduct and Work Rules

Business Ethics and Conduct

Workplace Etiquette

Attendance and Punctuality

Break and Meal Periods

Personal Appearance

Personal Property

Visitors in the Workplace


Telephone, Internet and Mail System Usage

Community Affairs

Anti-Fraud Policy

Conflicts of Interest

Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment

Workplace Violence Prevention

Drug and Alcohol Use

Salary Administration

Performance Evaluation

Job Descriptions


Paydays,Work Schedules,Overtime

Emergency Closings

Benefit programs:

-- Holidays

-- Vacation time

-- Personal Excused Time (PET)

-- 401(k) Savings Plan

-- Life Insurance

-- Short-Term Disability

-- Long-Term Disability

-- Health Insurance

-- Dental Insurance

-- Supplemental Medical Coverage

-- Educational Assistance

-- Bereavement Leave

-- Personal Leave

-- Jury Duty Leave

-- Military Leave

-- Service Acknowledgment

-- Benefits Continuation (COBRA)

-- Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)

-- Workers' Compensation Insurance

Business Travel Expenses

Membership in Professional Organizations


Workplace Monitoring


There maybe more but this is what most companies in the USA have in there policies and procedures manuals.


From United States
Hi there,

When you first start u have to make sure you have an HR Policy if not then you need to identify areas of which Human Resources work on

• Recruitment

Pre & Post Recruitment

Manpower Management

• Payment & Benefit

Increments Payment

Payroll Management

Pension Management

Overtime Payments

Attendance Management

• Training & Development,

Identifying Training requirement

Finding vendors for training External & Internal & in house

Assessing vendors

Assessing Training

Identifying Training Needs of employees

Identifying competences

Creating individual development plans

• Performance Appraisal Management,

Creating Suitable Performance Appraisal System for the organization

Ensuring Educating employees on it

Managing the process i.e. distribution, completion of the appraisal, sending appropriate reminders, holding appraisal meeting,

Managing Grievances

• HR Administration,

Arranging for employee travels internal & external

Arranging Visa

Arranging approvals with labor law

Arranging training Registrations

Arranging for hotel accommodations

Arranging HR Events (presentations, meetings, conferences)

Ensure Policy Development

You need to have a job description of yourself as a manager and cascade the content therein for the others incorporating their main areas & duties contained in the above list. Which will also contain educational requirement ,their grade, their salary

From Oman, Muscat
This has been covered many times before. Use the Research Box at the top of the page. There is a ton of stuff already posted on CiteHR.
From Australia, Melbourne
Thank you all for your feed back. I’ve started working on HR manual and Job Descriptions for major positions. Will ask you to provide guidance and help as and when required. Thanx again! saan
From Pakistan, Karachi
Pratik, Excellent work bro. It will be an excellent support for all those who are trying to establish HR department in their respective organization. Keep Sharing. Regards, Saan
From Pakistan, Karachi
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